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A wee bit soggy: fans brave the rain at the Olympic games

Already known for its inclement weather, London didn't disappoint during the Olympic games and offered plenty of rain and overcast for the first few days. Many Britons, clad in umbrellas and rain ponchos, waited for events regardless.

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The sky turns black before a heavy rain shower as Germany's Hannes Aigner competes in the heats of the K-1 men's canoe slalom at Lee Valley Whitewater Center.

Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP

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People wrapped in Union flags, commonly known as the Union Jack, cover themselves from the rain as they walk into the Olympic Park in Stratford, east London.

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A family poses for a photograph on a wet day at the Olympic Park in Stratford, east London.

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Fans queue in the rain to enter the Riverbank Arena.

LUKE MACGREGOR/Reuters

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People shelter themselves from the rain as they walk into the Olympic Park in Stratford, east London.

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Spectators wait out a rain delay during the first round tennis match between Canada's Vasek Pospisil and Spain's David Ferrer.

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People walk past the Olympic Stadium on a wet day in the Olympic Park in Stratford, east London.

PAUL HACKETT/Reuters

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A man holds a Union flag over his head as other spectators sit in the rain during the beach volleyball competition.

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Spectators shield themselves from rain as they watch the equestrian Eventing Individual Dressage Day 2 in the Greenwich Park.

MIKE HUTCHINGS/REUTERS

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A tarp is placed on the court surface as rain causes a delay in the men's singles tennis match between Italy's Fabio Fognini and Serbia's Novak Djokovic at the All England Lawn Tennis Club.

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Spectators huddle under umbrellas as they wait out the rain at the All England Lawn Tennis Club.

ADREES LATIF/REUTERS

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An Olympic steward stands in the rain near the Horse Guards Parade.

NEIL HALL/Reuters

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Crowds with umbrellas queue for Beach Volleyball on The Mall in London.

NEIL HALL/Reuters

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A rain cloud moves in as Marcelo Tosi, of Brazil and his horse Eleda All Black, are shown on a jumbotron while competing in the equestrian eventing dressage phase.

David Goldman/AP

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